EDITOR’S PICKS

  • It could be their superpower! Write Chloé Diskin-Holdaway and Paola Escudero Australia is a multicultural society. There are different traditions, cultures, accents and languages all over the country. The latest Census data show almost 30% of Australians speak a language other than English, or English...

  • You would assume that with the rise of the internet and social media platforms our young people are feeling more ‘connected’ than ever? Report Associate Professor Janet Scull, Associate Professor Terry Bowles and Daniela Russo. But emerging research suggests that we are now facing a...

  • Some fun books this month for the littlies with plenty of favourites to choose from. What Do You Call Your Grandma? by Ashleigh Barton and Martina Heiduczek (HarperCollins publishers H/b RRP $19.99) Every Grandma has a special name and that’s part of the fun when...

  • Yang Yang shares how encouraging her daughter to ‘live bilingual’ carries on her culture. Communication has become difficult since my daughter Yolanda turned four last year. She switches to English when she feels she isn’t understood or can’t find the right Chinese word to convey...

  • The expanding vocabulary of a child at mothers’ group leads Luci Temple to think a little more about her own choice of words. … who doesn’t let out an expletive every now and then? One of my daughter’s friends recently began saying the ‘f-word’. At...

  • Why you should stop asking your child what they want to be when they grow up. What parents can do to arm this generation with the skills for jobs that don’t even exist

Celebrating Mothers

  • Milk is so intrinsic to us that we forget it’s even there, write Professor Ben Boyd and Dr Andy Clulow. Nine out of 10 fridges contain milk, usually from a cow, although increasingly, because we like “milk” so much, from plants. Human milk, meanwhile, is...

  • New research called [email protected], found disadvantaged mothers’ mental health and wellbeing improved after regular maternal and child health nurse home visits during pregnancy, continuing up until the child turned two. Trial at a Glance: Australian research has shown a positive impact on the mental health...

  • Friends since their toddler days, Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe grew up on the Adelaide Plains, in a small town called Two Wells. They shared a love of cooking, especially baking cakes that could be suitable for gala days or trading tables in country South Australia. The two mates that loved having adventures...

  • If you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress, writes Monique Robinson. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That’s over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy...

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